“Learn to get in touch with the silence within yourself and know that everything in this life has a purpose.” Elisabeth Kübler-Ross
How have you been doing at taking your quiet meditation time each day? I hope you have been doing better than I have recently. I am sorry to admit that these last few weeks, I have not spent enough time in silence. I am living at this harried, frenetic pace, so much to do and so little time. But then, once again, I hear the now familiar voice coming from within … “Relax. Enjoy the moment. All will be done as it is supposed to be.” I smile to myself during those moments, recognizing the progress that I am making on this journey of transformation.
I took one of those moments last night, enjoying my grandsons for a few hours and ignoring the work I had planned for the evening. I have been working so much I have barely seen them in recent weeks, and they were so excited to see me (and I them!) that I couldn’t leave them. So I stayed. I stayed and let my heart fill with the joy of listening to one after the other say, “Nana, watch this!”, so excited were they to have my attention. They have no sense of time. These beautiful little spirits live in the moment and enjoy it to the fullest, with no thoughts about needing to hurry up and finish what they are doing because it will be bath time soon. They don’t worry about that. They don’t worry about what is waiting for them. They are completely, wholly in the present and loving every minute of it. Oh what we can learn from them, and what a gift it was to myself to allow myself time to be still and enjoy their presence without thinking about the work that was waiting for me.
“Today make getting in touch with the Silence within your first priority. As you do, you will be amazed at how everything else seems to find its own order.” Sarah Ban Breathnach
I didn’t get here overnight, and the transformation isn’t going to happen overnight either, but as long as I am moving in the direction of positive change, I can be satisfied. I will try harder to learn the lessons my grandsons teach me about enjoying the moment without worrying about what is next. And I will work harder to get my butt in that meditation chair every day. Maybe if I write it on my schedule that will help …